Soccer News of 2014-01-15

I want to be in Brazil - Paintsil

Ghanaian international John Paintsil is eyeing a spot in Kwesi Appiah’s final 23-man squad for the upcoming world cup in Brazil after making an impressive start to life in South Africa with Santos.
Paintsil, who has played in all 6 games this season for the people’s team in the National First Division, has been deployed as a makeshift centre back in most of the games.
With his experience at national level with the Black Stars close to a decade, Paintsil is seen as the Pillar in defense for the Peoples team
The former Fulham enforcer says he has to continue with his impressive form in other to be regarded as one of the best players to be named among the final 23 man squad for the upcoming world cup in Brazil, adding that he will be available for selection if needed.
“It’s every player’s dream to play in a world cup, and I am hoping that the way I have started playing will continue like that. Ghana is a team I love and I will continue to give my all if needed. If I am called for National assignment I will not turn my back on the Nation.
“I want to help my motherland. We have equally good players who are doing well for their clubs, and if they get the call-up fine with me, but I think that with the experience and the kind of performances I have been putting up it will be nice to be part of the squad”, John Paintsil told in an exclusive interview.
The 32-year-old last played for the Ghana Black Stars team during the 29th edition of the African Cup of Nations in South Africa last year.
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